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Police: Friend Stays Overnight at Darien Home, Steals Car, Gets Arrested Hours Later

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George Peele, a 20-year-old friend (at least at the time) of a Darien man, stayed overnight in the man’s room while the man was gone, according to police. Here’s what happened, Darien police said (including accusations not proven in court):

At about 4 p.m. the next day, Wednesday, Jan. 9 the man’s father saw his 2017 Jeep Cherokee being backed out of the driveway. The keys to the Jeep had been in his son’s room. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Female Burglar Enters Unlocked Vehicles, Then Unlocked House, Startles Resident

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A women startled by a noise at 4:50 a.m. in her home at 3 Overbrook Lane thought she must have had an unexpected visit from a family member. She left her bedroom and called out. Then she saw an unknown female leave a second-floor bedroom and run down the stairs. By that point, much of the house had already been ransacked and several items were stolen. It turned out this was the third incident involving thefts from homes or vehicles that night in Darien. Continue Reading →

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Police: Thieves Looking for Unlocked Vehicles Also Look for Unlocked Homes In Darien, Other Towns

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Darien police are advising the public that it’s becoming more frequent for thieves who check to see if vehicles are unlocked to also check to see if a house is unlocked. It happened around Christmas on Fairfield Avenue, in a theft that led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Norwalk boy, and homes were entered twice overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, Jan. 9 to 10. Teenagers involved in these thefts and attempts at stealing can often be involved in more serious crimes elsewhere, the statement said. Here’s a statement from Darien police, including details on the recent overnight incidents: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man and Woman, Both in 20s, Found with Stolen Phone, Heroin, Needles

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A 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were found by police on Dec. 31 in possession of heroin, needles and a cell phone that had just been stolen from a downtown Darien business, according to police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man, 30, Stole About $200 in Food from Supermarket

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When a manager of Whole Foods Market went out to confront a 30-year-old man in the store parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 29 about some expensive food the man didn’t pay for, the man said he would go back into the store and pay, according to Darien police. But, they said, he didn’t — instead, he left. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI For Woman, 58, Who Left Scene After Motor Vehicle Accident

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A woman driving with a blood-alcohol content close to three times the legal limit was involved in an accident with another vehicle in Darien the afternoon after Christmas, then drove off before she was found in Norwalk, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Mother Supplied Booze at Birthday Party for Underage Son

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A Darien mother was arrested after she held a birthday party that included cases of beer and other alcoholic beverages for her son, who was under 21 years old, and his underage friends, police said. The woman, who had taken the car keys from attendees and told them they would have to get rides back home, said their parents knew about alcohol being served, according to police. When police questioned parents, they all denied they knew about the alcohol. (more…) Continue Reading →

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